A Razzle Dazzle, Socially Distant, 1 Year App-y Birthday Extravaganza!
Almost 1 year ago today (May 20, 2019 to be exact), our beautiful, long-awaited streaming app was born, a doting parents’ dream come true.
We finally could make it super-easy for everyone to access our guided imagery & meditations on smartphones & tablets, and we knew that by creating a subscription option, our entire library of 250+ meditations could be enjoyed without breaking anyone’s bank.
We confess, it was a long and sometimes arduous pregnancy - some days exciting, others not so much. Our team spent many months uploading content & testing functionality, with just about everyone getting into the act: a combo of developers, summer interns, tech-savvy friends and family, and many of you, our longtime listeners, who were kind enough to sign on as beta testers last Spring.
When Baby Appy was finally delivered last year, the fruits of our labor got a lovely, healthy Apgar rating, but, with your continued feedback, input and suggestions, our Little Achiever improved even more, scoring an enviable industry conversion rate of 25.2%. (That’s people going from trying the free registration to saying, hell, yeah, I'll pay for a subscription!)
Since then, we’ve had thousands of people sign-up from more than 80 countries around the world. Our one-year-old darling prodigy has doting fans and admirers from Austria & Bolivia to Vanuatu & Zambia! Users have listened to more than 46,296 hours, 15 minutes, and 4 seconds of our guided imagery. Here are some other fascinating little factoids about our precious peach plum:
Top Countries. No surprises that we’re big in the US & Canada, but we’re excited to see Appy has a growing fan-base in places like Ireland, India, The Netherlands & Germany!
- South Africa
Top States. While California remains the Big One, with our home state of Ohio following closely behind, it’s nice to see a spread of users around the Midwest, East Coast, West Coast, South & Southwest, too.
- New York
- New Jersey
Top Meditations. No surprise here - Healthful Sleep is still the Big Fave. Healthy Immune System shot up the ranks after we made it free to all app users, what with COVID-19 rearing its ugly head, and Dr. Traci Stein’s Self-Compassion & Creating Positive Change made big leaps too. And we’re delighted to welcome Lynne Newman’s Healing Circle to the Top Ten as well.
- Healthful Sleep
- Healthy Immune System
- Successful Surgery
- Creating Positive Change
- Anxiety & Panic
- Relieve Stress
- Healing Trauma
- Healing Circle
Overall, we’re tickled pink and obnoxiously proud, as only new parents can be. But make no mistake! We take nothing for granted, and will NOT be sliding into smug self-congratulation any time soon. We fully expect our offspring to improve, grow, and excel, like the demanding parents we are. We’re already pressing for new upgrades and fixes, many of which were suggested by you.
So, in honor of our precious darling, we’re throwing a razzle-dazzle, socially distant, 1 Year App-y Birthday Extravaganza! We’re offering 25% off any subscription to the Health Journeys app, from now until Sunday, May 24th at midnight. Just visit https://healthjourneys.muvi.com/en/user/register and use coupon code APPYBIRTHDAY for your discount.
PS. Don’t forget to check out the very first audio in our Spanish Series, Una Meditación Guiada Para Relajación y Bienestar, (Relaxation and Wellness) now available exclusively to Health Journeys app users. Give a warm ¡HOLA! to the exquisite translation & beautiful voice of holistic nursing educator and integrative nurse coach, Caroline E. Ortiz, MPH MSN RN NC-BC. We’re besotted with this classy audio, and we think you’ll be too.